Robot Stories

Robot Stories

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qAn award winning filmmaker and now hot as hell newcomer...[Pak] is a writer on the cusp, right at the unique precipice between upstart and industry great.q - Joe Quesada, Editor in Chief, Marvel Comics qGreg Paka€™s fantasy anthology piece...has a dexterous sense of wonder....Mr. Paka€™s feel for melodrama adds a piercing and thoughtful end note similar to the emotional gravity found in Stephen King novellas like The Body and Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption....Hea€™s a talent with a future.q--The New York Times qAs the title says, Pak uses an ostensible sci-fi motif to link his four pieces. What truly binds them, however, is a subtle exploration of the tension between the human and the synthetic, and the sometimes fuzzy distinction between the two. The film also has a distinguishable arc, beginning with an exceedingly nontraditional 'birtha€™ and closing with a triumphant death...He's an uncannily assured visual storyteller...The result is a quietly impassioned, genuinely stirring indie rarity.a€ - Mark Holcomb, The Village Voice Winner of more than 30 film festival awards, Robot Stories is an acclaimed independent movie by talented Asian American writer Greg Pak. In four intertwined stories, people struggle to connect in a technological world. In qMy Robot Baby, a€ a couple cares for a robot before adopting a human child. In qThe Robot Fixer, a€ a mother reaches out to her dying son by completing his toy robot collection. In qMachine Love, a€ an office worker android learns that he too needs love. In qClay, a€ an old sculptor chooses between natural death and digital immortality. Praised as qthe kind of science fiction sophisticated audiences crave and deserve, a€ the screenplay follows in the literary tradition of Isaac Asimov and Ray Bradbury. This collection includes scripts from additional short films, original commentary by the author, and a foreword by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright David Henry Hwang. qIt's a crying shame they don't make more science fiction movies like writer/director Greg Pak's independent film Robot Stories...Robot Stories and More Screenplays includes a foreword by David Henry Hwang (playwright for M. Butterfly), a preface by Pak, and useful editor's notes on reading and understanding screenplays and their unique conventions. It's a great package...given Pak's thoughtful introductions at the start of each 'chapter', it's also a rare opportunity for up-and-coming filmmakers to get a glimpse into the art of short filmmaking.q - SciFi DimensionsBut that broke the bank, and without grants or investors, it was unclear how or when Ia#39;d be able to make another film. ... with the release of Applea#39;s Final Cut Pro, the first reliable and affordable software for editing video on a home computer.

Title:Robot Stories
Author:Greg Pak
Publisher:Immedium - 2005


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